Balance cont…

I managed to attend a gym class this morning. 10am and in the gym on a sunday. It was legs, bums and tums and lasted 45 minutes. I nipped over there after a decent breakfast of bran curls and fresh fruit.  After lunch of tofu salad the wii was calling for my daily workout so I did that too and burned around 200 calories. Must admit it was a bit of a struggle today but only because my energy was low. Still managed it tho.  I have registered for the medium intensity workout. when the 30 day challenge begins again I will go for the high intensity. Used a pile of veggies from the fridge plus tomatoes right off my plant in the garden to make homemade vegetable soup for dinner. It was go good I had two big bowls full.  I am feeling a little obsessed and I have to keep a check on that make sure it doesn’t get out of control.

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Balance…

Well 28th August and I can report I have discovered a new balance in my life. Instead of fretting and doing a half assed job of everything I have decided to take it easy and eat as well as I can whilst exercising 30 minutes minimum each day. I often do more than that. I am the proud owner of a wii fit and have bought the EA Personal Trainer game to go with it. Now 3 days into the 30 day challenge I am absolutely aching in my butt and inside upper thighs. I know that came from the lunges and squats. I love the wii fit yoga and muscle work outs but the whole personal trainer thing is much better. No mucking about straight into the sweaty workout with a calorie burning counter which is quite inspiring to not eat crap. Today was my rest day but as it was only day three I wanted to carry on. Food wise I have been having a bit of a day off today and treated myself to chocolate. Back on track tomorrow. Planning on having bran with strawberries, blueberries and cherries for breakfast, tofu salad for lunch and  homemade vegetable soup for dinner.

 I started the year weighing 15 stone 9lbs. The scales this morning told me I was 14 stone 3lbs. How happy was I dancing around the room. I have found that reading other people’s blogs has been quite good as I have a better idea of who is out there and what they have been going through.

 My exercise schedule has been quite lax but there is a new energy in my life and I fully intend making the most of it. My schedule is 30 mins a day plus 1 hour of pilates on a monday, 1 hour aqua aerobics on wednesday and 30 minutes swimming on friday. I will be adding to this. At the end of September I am joining Liverpool University Sub Aqua club so I am working on getting rid of more belly fat and increasing my swimming stamina for that. As the exercise routing increases I am going to make some new pages to reflect my activities and philosophy. xx

Holiday mode…

I am getting in holiday mode now with almost 9 weeks to go till I jet off to South Africa for a few weeks. I am going to do a spot of diving and swimming so really looking forward to that. On a good point I am making progress. I have been swimming more and doing aqua aerobics. My diet has improved and I am managing to eat smaller portions which has been good. When I was in work on Friday I felt like my trousers were much bigger than a few days ago. I weighed myself and I had lost 4lb. I have lost a total of 17lb so far this year. I did lose 17lb at my bootcamp in January and February, but then regained 6lb around Easter but I am in the zone now. I want this to be my year. My aqua aerobics teacher has the most fantastic body and I would love to look like her. I probably have too much lose skin to look like that.

 I am going to write down three goals for next week.

  •  I will exercise every day for at least 30 minutes
  • I will continue with my eating plan and add chopped carrots to snack on
  • I will swim 15 lengths at the baths

 What I hope to achieve from this is a 3lb loss taking me to 20lb in total. The big goal is to be under 13stone for my trip. I am currently 14 stone 5lb. I am feeling more positive and happier. xx

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